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[thuhngk] /θʌŋk/
an abrupt, dull sound:
the thunk of a shutting window.
verb (used without object)
to make such a sound:
The window thunked shut.
Origin of thunk1
1945-50; blend of thud and clunk


[thuhngk] /θʌŋk/
verb, Nonstandard.
a simple past tense and past participle of think1 . Unabridged
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  • Dasinger was straightening up when he heard the thunk of the wrench.

    The Star Hyacinths James H. Schmitz
  • Let all nature stand hushed and silent while I thunk a think.

    Frank Merriwell's Triumph Burt L. Standish
  • The Hindu boy swung with the flat of his bolo and there was a thunk as he connected.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • "I've bin thinkin' of all them things, and I've thunk 'em out," said Shorty cheerfully.

  • It came down with a satisfying "thunk" on Johnny Simms' head.

    Operation: Outer Space

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Bless yer soul, D'rindy, they hed a hole ez big ez that thar piggin, afore I thunk ennything 'bout'n it.

  • It may be that he thunk Arch would be satisfied an draw up t rest.

    Every Man for Himself Norman Duncan
  • Well, I thunk some more thinks just as punky as that, and then we settles it that I'm to hike over and take a squint, anyway.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for thunk


noun, verb
(informal) another word for thud
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for thunk

sound of impact, attested from 1952, echoic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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